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NCI Dictionary of Cancer Terms


anti-TRAIL R2 mAb HGS-ETR2  listen  (AN-tee ...)

  A substance being studied in the treatment of some types of cancer. It binds to a protein called TRAIL-R2 on the surface of some tumor cells, which may kill the tumor cells. Anti-TRAIL R2 mAb HGS-ETR2 is a type of monoclonal antibody. Also called HGS-ETR2 and lexatumumab.